Electronic waste (E-waste) recycling

Electronic Waste (E-waste) is any item with a power source such as televisions, computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and white goods.

Recycling e-waste not only prevents hazardous substances (such as lead, mercury and chromium) leaching into soil and water, it also saves valuable energy and natural resources required to make new products.

In 2016/17 nearly 80,000 kg of e-waste waste was diverted from landfill through Council’s Waste Transfer Station and Council’s spring and autumn hard waste collection.

There are a range of e-waste recycling solutions local to Stonnington.

Computer and TV Recycling

You can recycle your old TVs and Computers for free at the Stonnington Waste Transfer Station and through Council's Hard Waste Collection Service. This service is provided as part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

See below for items that can and cannot be recycled through this scheme.

ACCEPTED ITEMS

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED 
  • TVs
  • personal computers
  • laptops, notebooks and tablets
  • computer monitors
  • computer parts: hard drives, network and memory cards, cables, internal power supplies, disc, DVD and CD drives
  • computer peripherals: mice and keyboards
  • printers, scanners and faxes
  • printer toner cartridges.
  • video, DVD and CD players
  • hi-fi and stereo equipment
  • digital and video cameras
  • computer-game consoles (including handheld) and joysticks 
  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) screens that have been removed from their cases or are cracked and broken
  • hazardous waste
  • products contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with chemicals, biological agents, or other substances that are not integral to the original new equipment or otherwise associated with normal office or household environments.

 

NOTE: Don’t forget to remove your personal information from your computer before recycling.

Battery, CD, cassette, mobile phone and X-ray recycling

You can recycle the following items through Council's conveniently located recycling drop off points. Click here for locations.

  • household batteries
  • CDs and cases
  • VHS tapes and cases
  • cassette tapes and cases
  • floppy disks
  • mobile phones and chargers.
  • x-rays (service not provided at Stonnington Waste Transfer Station)

Victorian Government E-waste ban – commencing July 1, 2019

The Victorian Government has committed to banning e-waste from landfill to achieve a range of positive outcomes for the Victorian environment, community and industry.

The City of Stonnington is working with the Victorian Government to support the implementation of the e-waste ban, commencing 1 July 2019. Click here for more information.

Fix, repair or donate

Repair

Repair Cafés are free meeting places all about repairing things (together). At repair cafes you can find tools and materials to help you make repairs, including electronics, clothes, appliance and toys etc. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Search for a Repair Café convenient to you.

Fix

iFixit is a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix almost anything. Anyone can create a repair manual for a device, and anyone can also edit the existing set of manuals to improve them.

Donate

If items are in good working order, they may be able to be donated to others.

Other E-waste Recycling Options

Visit 'Recycling Near You' to search recycling options for a large range of materials, including e-waste.